Sneak Peek Begins Dec. 20 for New Adventures with Popular 'Frozen' Characters, Including New Home for Anna and Elsa, Live Sing-Along and 'Olaf's Snow Fest'
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2014) - The Disneyland Resort celebrates the opening of spectacular new "Frozen Fun" beginning Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, featuring magical adventures with characters from the Walt Disney Pictures blockbuster film. Guests at Disney California Adventure Park will be able to meet Anna and Elsa in a new location, sing along with the "Frozen" soundtrack, play in the snow, meet Olaf the snowman and "chill out" at a nighttime, family dance party.
A sneak peek of many of the live experiences begins Saturday, Dec. 20, in Disney California Adventure and a new "Frozen"-themed show opens in Disneyland Park Jan. 7, 2015. "Frozen Fun" continues for a limited time at Disney California Adventure. For specific dates, along with places to see Anna and Elsa beyond "Frozen Fun," guests may visit Disneyland.com.
Anna and Elsa will relocate Dec. 20 from their Fantasyland greeting area in Disneyland to a roomier new home, "Anna & Elsa's Royal Welcome," inside the Disney Animation building in Disney California Adventure Park. Additional new "Frozen" experiences in the Hollywood Land area of the park include "For the First Time in Forever" - A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration in the newly dubbed Crown Jewel Theatre; the immersive "Olaf's Snow Fest" featuring snow play, music, food and Olaf himself, and an after-dark offering "Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party."
"Frozen Fun" Sneak Peek at Disney California Adventure Park
"Anna & Elsa's Royal Welcome" provides an elegant new location for Anna and Elsa to receive visitors in the Disney Animation building in Hollywood Land. (Note: The Anna and Elsa meeting location in Disneyland Park will close at the end of the day on Dec. 19.) The colorful and varied animation experience already on display in the attraction's lobby will feature new scenes that pay tribute to Arendelle and the world of "Frozen." As they did in the previous location in Fantasyland, guests will utilize the Return Time Ticket to meet the characters, avoiding long wait times by securing a reservation time to return to the Royal Welcome. Elsewhere in the Disney Animation building, guests at the Animation Academy will be asked "Do You Want to Draw a Snowman?" - offering an Olaf drawing experience with an added Marshmallow-drawing class.
"For the First Time in Forever - A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration" transforms the Muppet*Vision 3D Theatre into the welcoming Crown Jewel Theatre of Arendelle, where Anna, Elsa and Kristoff take part in a comedic retelling of their story that features popular songs from the film. Two Arendellian Historians, acting as hosts, lead the festivities, with the "Frozen" characters making memorable appearances throughout. Some of the favorite musical sequences (and lyrics) are shown on large screens to make sure everybody enjoys all the fun.
"Olaf's Snow Fest" takes place next door to the Crown Jewel Theatre in Stage 17, which is transformed into a charming castle courtyard reminiscent of Arendelle. Music and lighting bring to life an immersive wintry environment for guests to meet and share a warm hug with Olaf. Kids of all ages will have fun in a giant play area with real snow where they are encouraged to build snow creations and zip down a snow slide. Guests who wish to observe the icy fun will have a nearby viewing area. A traveling musical duo, The Tubadors, will celebrate the tales of Arendelle in storytelling and song while, on their own stage, The Frolicking Fjords will present arrangements of Arendelle-themed tunes. Guests may enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, complete with snowman marshmallows, and decorate their own Olaf cookie, making memories that will warm their hearts.
"Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party" invites guests to "chill out" in a family friendly setting inspired by the icy environment of "Frozen." Created for all ages, this interactive party celebrates "all things Frozen" with exciting music, games, photo opportunities, drinks and snacks, an ice sculptor, and plenty of interactive moments, all infused with a super-cool crackle of exhilarating energy.
Winter Celebration Continues at Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney
On Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, "Frozen Fun" celebrates its official launch with all the fun in Disney California Adventure, while a new "Frozen"-themed show opens in Disneyland at Fantasy Faire. The team of Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones will put their unique spin on the "Frozen" story as they adapt it for the Royal Theatre. As expected, they present the tale in their own inimitable way, with a fun-filled, fast-paced retelling of the story featuring their own wacky performances in key roles, along with Anna, Elsa and the Faire Maidens.
Additionally on Jan. 7, 2015, "Mickey's Soundsational Parade" resumes daily performances with Anna, Elsa and Olaf once again making a "pre-parade" appearance on their own special float.
When Storybook Land Canal Boats returns later this month, there will be a new addition to this charming and beloved Fantasyland attraction, with excursions through the world of "Frozen" offering views of the fjord-side village of Arendelle, including the stately castle where Anna and Elsa grew up, Wandering Oaken's Trading Post, and Elsa's mountaintop ice palace. The miniature locales of "Frozen" will find a new home among the familiar scenes of some of Disney's most enduring and timeless fairy tales, including "Pinocchio," "Cinderella," "Aladdin," and "The Little Mermaid."
Guests at Downtown Disney join the fun at "Olaf's Frozen Ice Rink" and the Downtown Disney Winter Village, in operation now through February 22, 2015. The Downtown Disney Winter Village chalets offer a variety of food, clothing and gift items. The 50-by-90-foot "Olaf's Frozen Ice Rink" features colorful graphics outlining the "Frozen" story and characters, with Olaf whimsically commanding the rink that bears his name. Sixty-minute skate sessions are scheduled between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursday, and 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.